Helping You Help Moms

Oral health during pregnancy and infancy is especially important to set little ones up for a lifetime of good health. Moms want to know how to keep themselves and their babies happy and healthy — that’s why they come to you for guidance. This toolkit makes it easier than ever to help connect moms to the oral health answers they need, providing healthy tips to patients and conversation tactics to providers like you.

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How to Use

  1. Review
    Scroll down to find links to the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Guide and the Overview & Results Report -read to find out how 8 practices successfully utilized the toolkit.
  2. Download
    Scroll down to find links to download resources in English and Spanish.
  3. Print
    Each download comes with a file ready to print from your office and one with bleed lines and crop marks for your local print shop — so where and how you print is up to you.
  4. Distribute
    Post your newly-printed posters on your office lobby’s walls, hand out brochures to patients, tweet to local moms — or do all three!

Implementation Guide and Overview & Results Report

Click here to review the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Guide, intended for prenatal care providers and others who care for pregnant people and their families interested in oral health medical-dental integration.

Click here to review the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project Overview & Results Report. The goal of the project was to implement Protect Tiny Teeth tools in practice and help the pilot sites to improve oral health of their pregnant population.

Social Media Toolkit

Click here for a social media toolkit for partners reaching providers and mothers.

Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

This toolkit contains materials for both patient outreach and education around oral health as well as clinical resources to help integrate oral health into your practice. The toolkit has four waiting room posters, three infographics, one brochure, dental referral forms, a conversation guide, an oral health screener, and an integration workflow.

Most states cover dental care under Medicaid during pregnancy. If your state is among them, you'll find state-specific resources in the toolkit. If not, select "Generic" in the drop-down menu.

Each material can be downloaded separately below.

Want to customize these materials with your organization's logo? Fill out the permission request form.

Complete Provider Toolkit

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Oral Health Resources for Prenatal Patients

Patient Outreach: These Materials and touchpoints are created for you to use for any outreach efforts around oral health.

Clinical Practice: These materials and touchpoints are created for you to use within your practice.

Patient Outreach

Video

Moms-to-be (47 sec)

This 47 second animation is great to share on social media or play in waiting rooms. When you click "download", you will be taken to Vimeo where you can download the video from there.

Poster

Now You're Brushing For Two

This poster can be displayed in waiting room areas. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer. (*If selecting a language other than English and Spanish, please select "Generic" under the State option.)

Poster

Medical Clinical Waiting Room

This poster can be displayed in waiting room areas. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer.

Poster

Dental Waiting Room

This poster can be displayed in dental office waiting room areas. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer.

Infographic

Prenatal Oral Health Information

This infographic can be given to patients as a take-home resource, shared on social media, or posted in a waiting area. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer.

Infographic

Dental Care During Pregnancy

This infographic can be given to patients as a take-home resource, shared on social media, or posted in a waiting area.

Brochure

Questions Moms Ask About Oral Health

This three-panel brochure contains commons questions new moms have about oral health along with answers. This brochure can be used to assist oral health conversations with patients and can also be given as a take-home resource.

Clinical Practice

Workflow

Adding Preventative Oral Health Care Into Your Practice

This workflow can be displayed in the admin area of your office to demonstrate how you can integrate preventative oral health into your practice.

Guide

Prenatal Oral Health Information Form and Corresponding Conversation Guide

When patients arrive, have them complete the Oral Health Intake Form. Count their response letters to each question to determine if they answered mostly A, B or C. Use the top letter score as the starting place for oral health discussions with patients in the corresponding conversation guide.

Visual Screening Guide

Prenatal Oral Health Screening

Print out this screener and keep it with you as a guide for conducting oral health screenings with patients.

Referral Form

Prenatal Medical-to-Dental Referral

After conducting the oral health screening, fill in your findings and refer patients to a dentist — whether they need treatment or a routine cleaning.

Oral Health Resources for Families with Infants

Patient Outreach: These materials and touchpoints are created for you to use for any outreach efforts around oral health.

Clinical Practice: These materials and touchpoints are created for you to use within your practice.

Patient Outreach

Brochure

Questions Moms Ask About Oral Health

This three-panel brochure contains commons questions new moms have about oral health along with answers. This brochure can be used to assist oral health conversations with patients and can also be given as a take-home resource.

Poster

Protect Tiny Teeth

This poster can be displayed in waiting room areas. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer.

Infographic

Infant Oral Health Information

This infographic can be given to patients as a take-home resource, shared on social media, or posted in a waiting area. The printer-ready file is designed enlarged to 18x24 at a printer.

Video

New Moms (47 sec)

This 47-second video is great to share on social media or play in waiting rooms. When you click “download,” you’ll be taken to Vimeo where you can download the file from there.

Clinical Practice

Referral Form

Pediatric Medical-to-Dental Care Referral

After conducting an oral health screening, fill in your findings and refer patients to a dentist — whether they need treatment or a routine cleaning.

Assessment

Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool

This tool can guide you through an oral health assessment of pediatric patients and document their risk of caries.

Guide

Brush, Book, Bed Implementation Resources

This resource is designed to help link three important health messages — brush the child’s teeth, read together, and set a regular bedtime — into one message about nighttime routines.

Goal Sheet

Self Management Goal Sheet for Parents and Caregivers

Identify realistic goals for parents to implement with their children to improve their oral health. Keep the sheet as a record of the goals so you can check back in on progress during visits.

Guide

Implementation Guide and Overview & Results Report

The Implementation Guide is intended for prenatal care providers and others who care for pregnant people and their families interested in oral health medical-dental integration using Protect Tiny Teeth resources. The Overview & Results Report from the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project: A prenatal oral health medical-dental integration quality improvement project, describes five tool tested during the project and how well they were adopted by the pilot sites.”


This content is supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, [6 NH23IP000952-04-01], funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Need more help or have questions? Email oralhealth@aap.org for more information.

Last Updated

12/10/2020

Source

American Academy of Pediatrics